Posts Tagged ‘LGBTQ’

In Honor of Gay Pride, Trans Teen Remembers the 17-Year-Old Activist Who Put the T in LGBT+

We were thrilled when, in honor of Gay Pride week, 2x YEA Camper Aine Violet Pipe wanted to share a post to remember and educate us about one of the most influential transgender activists in US history: 17-year-old Sylvia Rivera. From Stonewall to Breaking Down Walls: A Thank-you to Sylvia Rivera by Aine Violet Pipe…

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This Summer Camp Helps Aspiring Activists Make a Bigger Difference

The rise in youth activism since the 2016 presidential election has been taken to even greater heights recently with the mass movement for gun control, sparked by the incredibly courageous students of Parkland, Florida. The school walkout, national March For Our Lives, and the daily actions young people are taking to bring about change on…

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YEA Camper Activist Spotlight: Jace of All Trades

YEA Camp Activist Spotlight: A Jace of All Trades YEA Campers around the country are doing inspiring things to make a difference on so many causes. We’re thrilled that as part of this new Activist Spotlight series, we are getting to learn more about what they’re up to and share their activist stories with you…

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10 Ways This Unique Summer Camp Will Help Teens Resist Trump

Have you noticed that since the election a lot of young people — even many who were too young to vote —have gotten more engaged than ever in speaking up for the world they want to live in? We noticed too! Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is a summer camp for social change. A week-long overnight leadership…

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When They Go Low, We … Get Involved!

By Shelby Kim Former YEA Camper and staff member It’s inspiring to be so sure that an event in your lifetime will be remembered in history, but it’s especially electrifying when you and 5 million fellow humans in 673 places around the country and world(!) are the ones making it unforgettable. The Women’s Marches that…

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10 Ways Parents Can Empower Their Courageous Child Activist

At YEA Camp, we specialize in empowering children and teenagers to make the world a better place. That’s why we’ve devised a helpful list so parents can nurture their courageous child activists.

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All We Can Say Is WOW!

WOW! What an incredible summer! We say it every year, and every year it is true! This was our best summer yet! With Labor Day gone and, with it, the symbolic end to summer, we are still basking in the accomplishments of our seventh(!) year of epic, life-changing summer camps. It is impossible to capture…

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Camper Profile: High Schooler Too Young to Vote Exemplifies Civic Engagement

Ana Little-Sana of San Diego is just 15 years old — to young to vote — but she wants you to know: ELECTION DAY IS ON TUESDAY!!! Ana is interning for Congressman Scott Peters and is devoted to his re-election. Peters is the Democratic incumbent running against Republican Carl DeMaio to represent San Diego’s district 52. Ana is…

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Camper Profile: 15-year-old Ofzerna : Too Young to Vote But Not to Make a Difference

With the extremely important midterm elections approaching, 15-year-old Ofzerna from Northern California knew she had to get involved. Ofzerna has been vegetarian since she was 4 years old (even though her parents aren’t) and is a passionate advocate for women’s rights and gay rights, among other causes she cares a lot about. She’s not old…

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Life-changing, inspiring, restoring our faith in humanity … How to describe an epic YEA Camp summer?!

Friends, Each year of YEA Camp — and this is our SIXTH, OMG! — feels like the best. Maybe that’s because it’s closest in our memory, but it’s probably because the camp just gets better and better every year… which we didn’t actually think was possible!! It’s tough to describe 3 epic life-changing, world-changing weeks…

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